Magic show coming up from Scunthorpe Gilbert and Sullivan Society at Plowright Theatre
Magic and music is on offer at the latest production by the Scunthorpe Gilbert and Sullivan Amateur Operatic Society.
The group is set to perform The Sorcerer at Scunthorpe's Plowright Theatre from Thursday, November 15.
The comic opera was originally performed in 1877 but the society's production is instead set in the 1970s.
It tells the story of a young man obsessed with the power love has to provide equality across all ranks and social classes.
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He asks a sorcerer to brew a love potion in order to promote this belief, with disastrous results.
Jamie Thompson, publicity officer for the society, said: "We do Gilbert and Sullivan shows nearly every year and this is one we haven't done very often.
"It will appeal to the whole family and it has good music and good fun.
"We have got a professional musician as the sorcerer and he has got several colleagues to help him with illusions.
"It is a quirky tale and a classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta.
"It is the story of a young man who is obsessed with equality and love and the lengths he will go to in order to get that."
Mr Thompson, who will play the role of Sir Marmaduke Pointe-Dextre in the show, said preparations were on track for the opening night.
He said: "It is all coming along nicely.
"We are working hard and having regular rehearsals."
The society has around 50 members and celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
Group members have raided their wardrobes to find authentic 70s costumes for the latest show.
But Mr Thompson said there was still a need for glam rock footwear for the cast.
He said: "If people are prepared to lend some shoes, we would be delighted."
Diane Semley, director of the show, said it would represent a big change from the society's usual Gilbert and Sullivan operetta performances.
She said: "As well as a change in time period, this production has a team of three magicians working on magic tricks and illusions that pepper the show.
"The whole cast has been sworn to secrecy and David Hand, who plays the title character, is a member of the Magic Circle.
"He has really brought the role to life with his sleight of hand."
Anybody who would be willing to let the society borrow a pair of 1970s glam rock shoes should call Jamie Thompson on 01724 732342.
The Sorcerer will be performed from Thursday, November 15 to Saturday, November 17 at 7.30pm.
A matinee performance will also be staged at 2.30pm on the Saturday.
Tickets are £10 for evening performances and £8 for the matinee and can be booked on 0844 8542776 or via the Plowright website, www.scunthorpetheatres.co.uk